€ta ^imtihih Qlixmmtnttmtnl txm &. jr. MELDRIM AUDITORIUM ^ITtfl^ntttt: * Processional: "War March of the Priests" (from "Athalia") arr. Felix Mendelssohn *" Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" Ludwig van Beethoven Audience Invocation Rev. Edgar P. Quarterman Pastor, Second Baptist Church Savannah, Georgia *"Hear Our Prayer, Lord" George Whelpton Audience 'The Lord Is My Salvation" Helen Marth Annie Owens Russell, Soprano, And Summer School Singers Commencement Address Dr. Howard E. Wright President, Allen University Columbia, South Carolina 'Home in Dat Rock" arr. Frederick D. Hall Summer School Singers Conferring of Degrees Mr. T. C. Meyers Acting President *" Savannah State College Hymn" Fisher-Hatchett Audience * "Recessional: Triumphal March" (from "Aida") . . . Giuseppe Verdi * The audience is requested to stand. jStagpftos ffLxtnftTTtb DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Percy Lee Harden Savannah Barbara Johnson Hicks Savannah SECRETARIAL SCIENCE Carolyn R. Screen Savannah DIVISION OF EDUCATION ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Lula Allen Swainsboro Benjamin James Colbert Savannah Hazel Garvin Savannah Edith Albright Green Savannah Pearl S. Hardwick Midville Maggie Ann Hopkins Hinesville Bernice M. Jones Townsend Annette Yvonne Randolph Fitzgerald Bertha Routt Statesboro SECONDARY EDUCATION Harriet B. Brown Brunswick ENGLISH Gwendolyn Campbell Savannah MATHEMATICS Harriet L. Ervin Savannah SOCIAL SCIENCE Robert Florence, Jr Brunswick SOCIAL SCIENCE Comer Flynn Savannah GENERAL SCIENCE Mary J. Harmon Byronville ENGLISH Gloria Harper Millen GENERAL SCIENCE Ann Marie Holmes Macon ENGLISH Barbara Hummings Savannah MATHEMATICS Rosetta B. Johnson Valdosta ENGLISH Bobby McNeal Savannah SOCIAL SCIENCE "Veronica Owens Savannah ENGLISH Leslie Seabrook Alma SOCIAL SCIENCE Ira Ann Snelson Marietta BUSINESS EDUCATION HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION Willie 0. Harris Thomson Israel Smalls Rincon Jerome Smith Hinesville Johnny Warren Sparta Joseph Williams Metter DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES BIOLOGY Henrietta Jones Macon Julia Mae Jones Millen William Jackson Milton Savannah Jerelean Nunnally Statesboro CHEMISTRY Lewis Bacon Waycross James Ernest Coar Columbus Ida Elizabeth Dukes Savannah John Kight, III Folkston MATHEMATICS James Winifred Williams Savannah DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES SOCIOLOGY Alice Faye Law Gainesville DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES CHILD DEVELOPMENT Vernita Joyce Wright Savannah FOODS, NUTRITION & INSTITUTION MANAGEMENT Louise Zettawee Hargrove Cordele Gloria Virginia Richardson Brunswick INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION *George Ellis Lovett Savannah Theodore Gary Pittman Blakley Gentle Lee Powers Fitzgerald TEXTILES AND CLOTHING Norma Jean Hendrix Savannah * Cum Laude JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee God of glory, Lord of love; Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, Opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, Drive the dark of doubt away; Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day. All Thy works with joy surround Thee, Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays, Stars and angels sing around Thee, Center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, Flowery meadow, flashing sea, Chanting bird and flowing fountain, Call us to rejoice in Thee. Thou art giving and forgiving, Ever blessing, ever blest, Well-spring of the joy of living, Ocean depth of happy rest! Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, All who live in love are Thine; Teach us how to love each other, Lift us to the Joy divine. Mortals, join the happy chorus Which the morning stars began; Father love is reigning o'er us, Brother love binds man to man. Ever singing, march we onward, Victors in the midst of strife, Joyful music leads us Sunward, In the triumph song of life. Ame n. Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012 with funding from LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/ninetiethcommenc63sava SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S. S. C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the Sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S. S. C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S. S. C.